Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

November 21, 2013 12:21 ET

Media Advisory: Launch of Canadian Instruments Onboard Swarm Constellation

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2013) - On November 22, the three satellites that forms the Swarm constellation will be launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. This mission is part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Explorer program.

The Swarm mission aims to unravel the mysteries surrounding the Earth's magnetic field. The fleet of three satellites will use the Canadian Electric Field Instrument (EFI) developed by the University of Calgary and built by COM DEV.

Representatives from the media will be able to view the launch live on the media section of ESA's website.

When: November 22, 2013
What time: 7:02 a.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time)
What: Launch of the Swarm mission from Russia
Where: Live feed at

For interviews with Canadian Space Agency, University of Calgary and COM DEV's spokespersons, please contact their respective media relations group.

For general information on Swarm, visit CSA or ESA websites.

Videos, animations and pictures are also available.

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